Droid Bionic Hands-On [VIDEO]


The Droid Franchise has a new title: the Motorola Droid Bionic, of course, for Verizon Wireless. Announced last night at Motorola’s CES 2011 Press Event, we were able to get a hands-on demonstration walking us through the main hardware features of the phone as well as some great software inclusions.

One of my FAVORITE features of this phone is the HDMI mirroring. With many Android phones including HDMI Out, they won’t mirror whatever is on your screen, they’ll only allow you to connect for the purposes of playing locally stored video files or picture files or items in your media gallery. The Droid Bionic allows you to play games, browse the web, and do whatever you want to LOCALLY, showing the exact same thing through HDMI.

Of course the Droid Bionic’s 4G LTE connection on Verizon’s network is one of the main highlights of this phone and it will surely magentize a good share of big red customers. Some of its other key features include an 8MP camera, 1080p HDMI, 720p HD video recording, and a dual core processor each running at 1GHz.

While only the Motorola Atrix was showing off the nifty docking to laptop/desktop screen feature, we’re hopeful Motorola will empower this for all their phones, and really, there is no reason NOT to.

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  1. And this is why Motorola said it would be a tough first quarter for them because they aren’t releasing the freaking thing until quarter 2 argggg I don’t want to wait that long by that time something better will be out

  2. This phone does look pretty nice.. I can’t wait to see the Thunderbolt, my next phone will likely be one of those two, I just have to convince my wife that my DInc needs to be replaced…wait, maybe that isn’t a good argument to make ;)

  3. Looks pretty cool. The HDMI mirroring is a nice touch. Other than that, i wont pass any judgement until i have one in my hands to see how it performs in real life. AND to see what big red and motorola did with the bootloader and how much useless crapware gets crammed onto it. Sorry for not using words like “goodness’ and “w00t” i dont get excited by videos, too often does real world performance not match the spec sheet. Definitely worth keeping an eye on though.

  4. Wish VZW didn’t stop annual upgrades for primary account holders :(

  5. Am I the only one not terribly excited by 4G phones? 3G suits me fine for most purposes right now and I’m really not looking to shell over more money to Verizon. I hope they still put out some nice hardware that doesn’t require 4G service.

  6. i would get it depending on whether or not its gonna have a locked bootloader. tmo might be getting kicked to the curb

  7. I would really like to see it side by side with a 3g powerhouse, browsing web, downloading, etc.

  8. No NFC? You didn’t even ask him. Grrr

  9. Droid Bionic vs. Thunderbolt. Let the games begin!

  10. @Randy, no you aren’t the only one. I care a lot less about 4G than I do about dual core.

  11. I don’t see blur tabs.

  12. Dang! I have to wait until early Q2! My contract has expired with AT&T so I’m just waiting to see if I’m going to switch to Verizon or stay with AT&T. Right now, the 2 phones that have my eye are the Thunderbolt and the Bionic. But by the time the Bionic is released, something else will be the “teasing the scene”! Dang it!!!!!!!

  13. How big is the screen?

  14. The rep in the video said the screen is 4.3 qHD.

  15. @david
    why not get the atix on at&t? its the same phone but has more ram

  16. AND sprint is left out again.

  17. Rob Jackson said “…and a dual core processor each running at 1GHz.”

    So he is saying this phone is 2GHz?

    Isn’t this incorrect? Shouldn’t it be just dual-core processors running @ 1GHz and the purpose of dual-core is for better multitasking as each cpu can do different tasks independent of one another but operate at for a combined 1 GHz?

  18. @Steve:


  19. I think this is pretty nice looking so far. BUT if it has an eFuse chip DRMing the whole phone then it’s a non-starter even if it had a quad-core 4G cpu and made me coffee in the morning. I won’t do the DX thing AGAIN .. it’ll be HTC or Samsung if that’s the case.

  20. I would like to see this thing against the lg optimum 2x

  21. what’s the freaking screen resolution? does anyone know? you would think that would be one of the main questions asked with all the screen wars going on!

  22. another new UI by motorola?

  23. @MindBlower i think that the qHD means quarter of high definition so it’d be 540×960

  24. they had to put their crap overlay blur

  25. yeah.. kind of skin is that on a 2.2 device? and why is it not running 2.3?

  26. doesnt float my boat

  27. And i think i found my new phone…wish it were stock Android though…

  28. I’m pretty sure he’s wrong about the “mirroring” of the display.

  29. Unimpressed and disapointed….

  30. @Bizzle9
    It should have it. Its mentioned in the description, full UI mirroring.


  32. so….wait….you can’t record with the HDMI? and it is on the 4g network correct?

  33. I want a tegra 2 phone bad, but I don’t want to pay through the nose for 4g and I don’t want a huge brick of a phone. I guess I’ll just pick up a used dinc or Droid x.

  34. Drool… Can’t wait. Fast phone, hi-res display, HDMI, 3D graphics, 16GB on board, oops…. got to get a tissue…

  35. don’t know what to get Droid Bionic,Thunderbolt, Samung infuse, OR Droid X im about to lose my mind my contract is up and 3 months

  36. Anyone know if it is a global phone? Or which next-gen phone will have global capability?

  37. Answered my own question…it’s just CDMA

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